Jam heaven

August 11th, 2011

It’s that time of year again!









One of my favorite things to do every summer is pick berries and make jam.  I won’t go into rapturous detail about it the way I did last year (you can read that blog post again here if you want to), but I will say that on a recent Saturday morning, I was in berry heaven.  Boysenberry heaven.








My husband and I picked four buckets full, plus two buckets of marionberries.  Then we went home and spent the rest of the day happily canning, and now our cupboard is lined with dozens of jars of gorgeous deep purple jam.  There’s nothing better on a cold winter morning than a heaping spoonful of summery goodness on a piece of toast.  Yum!

34 Responses to “Jam heaven”

  1. Grace says:

    Berry picking sounds great! We did it last year when we lived near a hill! We made some really good raspberry and blackberry jam. Do you remember the book club you visited at St.Monica school? I would be one of those book clubbers!

  2. jessrox says:

    That looks like so much fun!!! I live waaaaaay down south so I usually go strawberry picking (in the blazing heat)!!!! If you have any extra send it to me!!!!! I hope eveyone had a great first day of school!

  3. katie says:

    I have never tried jam before

  4. Lise says:

    I love homemade jam too! It’s really satisfying to see those jars on the shelf after hours of toiling away (even better to taste it!)

  5. Taylor N. says:

    Ooh, that looks really good!!

  6. Aleksie(Emma fan) says:

    i’ve never made jam but it sounds like fun!

  7. Haley says:

    Oh me 2! At my nana and papas house they hace blueberry plants that we pick off of. Very fun.. And tasty!

  8. Alaina (Cassidy Fan) says:

    Yum! I live jam. I’m all in on toast and homemade gammon cold days. Sounds good right about now…. 🙂

  9. Sarah says:

    I love picking berries! My mom and I make strawberry jam every summer. 🙂

  10. Emma (Stewart Fan!) says:

    Got home from a long trip and find a jar of gramma’s crabapple jam in the fridge… Happy times.

  11. Madeleine says:

    I love making jam with my family. Though, my favorite is strawberry. It’s always nice to eat my family’s “freezer jam” in the winter. It tastes like sunshine! (IF sunshine was goopy and strawberryish)!

  12. Carmen says:

    i just made blackberry jam a few day ago with my mom. and earlier this summer we made strawberry and blueberry jam.
    soooo goood…..

  13. Kelsi (Cassidy Fan) says:

    All this talk about jam is making me hungry. 🙂

  14. Alexandra says:

    All I want now are some scrambled eggs and a TON of bread with jam! Sounds great!!! 😀

  15. Molly says:

    That sounds like so much fun (berry picking) wish i could do it no its cold and raining 🙁 Plus i have homework each night AND tests to study for and its only the second week of school!!!!

    Sooooooooo not fair!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. Emma Fan! says:

    I like jam!

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